Archive | July 13, 2009

Backyard renovated

Adi has got one more space to play around at home. A green grass carpet has been fixed at our backyard. These days we have reserved some evening time every day to spend at back yard. Helen patti also joins us for a while and Adi updates her about school happenings.

The second paragragh of this post speaks about our friendly neighbors. Adi also plays for a while with Einstein (new pet at next door) of course with fence in between. She had not dared to touch or go near him yet. He is super fast in grabbing/catching the balls. Adi throws the ball few times from this side of the fence and he catches and brings it back to her to throw again.Einstein enjoys playing with Adi.

On a sad note Tootsi (Helen patti’s pet) had passed away couple of weeks back. Adi used to call patti by name “Tootsi patti”. We told Adi that Tootsi had gone to a safer place to join her other dog friends and we should call patti as “Helen patti”. Also, told her that she is free to talk about Tootsi to us but not to Helen patti. Adi had lot of questions about Tootsi for initial one week but now she is okay and started addressing patti as “Helen patti”.

I could see how Helen patti controls her tears when Adi by accident talks about Tootsi. Emotions are same across globe.



All of a sudden the family was affected by ice-cream-o-mania and to quench the craving we bought two boxes of kones and popsicles and an ice cream cake last weekend. With no doubt Adi cut the cake and we had a big treat. She would dare to even share the cake cutter with us. If its cake cutting at home then the unwritten rule is Adi should honor cutting be it anybody’s birthday. I had 3 kones, 1 popsicle and two slices of cake over the weekend. You can imagine where I would have landed by now. Yes, you are right two days of throat pain not allowing to even swallow saliva at peace.

Remains are still at home waiting to treat us coming weekend. No ice creams on weekdays as the families tolerance to handle illness on weekday is very poor. I am not an ice cream girl but don’t know how I developed sudden liking. My throat is begging my heart not to have more ice creams coming weekend. Debate is still going on. Let me see who wins throat or heart? I suspect its heart as mouth just joined heart by watering already…

Weekend – food special


After the thrilling experience on Friday we decided to stay at home this weekend. I tried different dishes on thes two days…
Also, the first flower blossmed at home… there is the picture
Here is the food list
Saturday Lunch – Egg fried rice
Saturday Dinner – Methi paratha and bitter guard pittlai
Sunday Breakfast – Semiya upma and peanut chutney
Sunday Lunch – Chicken Dum Briyani

Adi was just playing around and watching TV. It was a food special weekend …


First robbery experience @ home

On Friday – July 10th we reached home late after grocery shopping and dining out. We dined at a non-veg buffet indian restaurant. On our way back we had a pretty long chat with our neighbors’. I must say few words about my neighbours here.

They are 4 amazing old ladies (sweet sisters) living in the same building but in different portions. They are named Helen (Adi calls her Tootsi patti as she has a dog named Tootsi), Katherine and Tom, Mary and Peggy. Tootsi patti is Adi’s favorite and Adi definitely has a ball when she is given a chance to exhibit all her new learning’s to them. Friday was one such day.. Adi was spelling many three letter words, spelling one to ten in words, singing new rhymes and cartoon theme songs (barney, caillou, PBS sprout, bearstein bears), performing oral math addition and in fact teaching the spelling of few three letter words to the patti’s gang and treating them with rewards …

Getting into the real incident, after this long chat we entered our apartment and M (refers my husband) before inserting the key into the lock found that somebody had tried hard to open the door.. We were astonished.. Reached out to the patti’s for help and they gave us the local police station number. We called the Cops and waited outside for them to come and open the door as we were not sure if the unknown had made it into the apartment. Cops came in after 20 minutes and it was like a filmy moment… Cops opened the door and went inside step by step with loaded gun in their hand… They made it to each room one by one and confirmed that nobody is in. Then, we stepped inside the apartment, they wrote something on a piece of paper and gave us the file #. Meanwhile, we also passed the message to our apartment’s super and the owner. On lighter note here, Adi wanted to pee when we were waiting for the Cops outside … what can I do ? Took her to backyard through common doorway and asked her if she is okay to pee in open (nobody was around and it was dark) she denied for a while but then the nature’s call won and she agreed to it.. It was definitely an unwilling moment for her.. After giving the file # the cops left and it took a while for us to settle down and go to bed. Our kind neighbors’ were with us till the cops left. You can easily imagine the kind of sleep we would have had on that night. I woke up couple of times and Adi was also crying unusual in sleep. Luckily, the owner was in town and he made a personal visit on Saturday. The main reason for this incident is the apartment main common door was left open. Owner had agreed to change that into auto lock door, replace our front door lock and also replace the backyard sliding door lock as it was not locking properly.

M stayed at home today (Monday) as we did not want to take the risk of locking the half broken door and just heard from him that locksmith and owner are at home now. locksmith started his work.. Hope the locks will be fixed by today..

I feel like having more new experiences in daily life after starting this blog giving me a big chance to write more..

It can even be like this I have become more conscious in watching for topics to write in this blog…

Either way I am happy if the blog continues to grow…